Thursday, December 22, 2011
Which Greedy Santa Personality Are You?
I thought we would talk about few of the different types of Dirty Santa players.
In order to protect the guilty, I will not be naming any names. The players are in no certain order just as they came to me while I watched the games.
1) The Stealer. You know them. They ALWAYS take a present that someone else has worked hard to select and open. Sometimes it seems as if the Stealer doesn't even want the stolen boot but simply doesn't want to bend over and get a present from under the tree or perhaps taking from others is just more fun. Of course, the Stealers are a big part of what makes the game so fun!
2) The Opener. The Opener is the polar opposite of the Stealer. This player will ALWAYS open a present from under the tree. This can be nice if you can identify them early and/or if you think they might really want the same present you plan to steal later.
3) The Instigator (NO, not from the Writing Playground, just instigating in general). This player just likes to stir the Greedy Santa pot! It is the Instigator who will kindly point out, to the player whose turn it is, where the really cool stuff is so that he or she can consider stealing it. The Instigator is also quick to point out which gifts have been stolen "almost" enough times for the last person to have it to keep. As you can see this player is particularly dangerous if you have a gift that you like!
4) The Kind Heart. This player is the person who will open a sad looking little present. I saw a Kind Heart get a GREAT gift near the end of the game once and get to keep it. In this case, goodness got its own reward! This is also the type of player who will take a present from someone who looks miserable and desperate to have a present stolen. See what I mean about having a heart. While it is nice that some people want to be kind, in my humble opinion, if many players were this type the game wouldn't be as much fun.
Are you willing to admit which type of player you tend to be?
Are there some other kinds of players that you can think of?